Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz, La Paz

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Experience an essential part of La Paz history at Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz, a Roman Catholic cathedral whose original construction dates back to the 17th century. Following a decision in the early 19th century to demolish the original and start again, construction began in 1835 on architect Manuel Sanahuja's neoclassical structure with Baroque elements. It took a full 90 years for the cathedral to open, and even then it remained incomplete until Pope John Paul II's visit in 1989--a full 150 years after its initial construction. Head to the interior to admire the many ornate chadeliers and intricately carved altar. Make Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz part of your personalized La Paz itinerary using our La Paz route website .
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  • You can't really miss it majestic reasonably healthy, admission is free you are a bit careful when exiting, petty theft
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  • A fully modified construction that has no major elements of interest, I wouldn't spend my time.
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  • A great pleasure being in that place this very well-kept, maintained and protected; a taste to see that he has worried about maintaining these historical buildings, in the same plaza de armas is the Palace Government and a museum. A place that you should visit
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  • Nice basilica, one of the most beautiful buildings in the area.
  • There is no museum into the church but really nice
  • Beautiful.
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  • Very nice Cathedral.
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